How do make a function that creates a sequence of nrandomnumbers?

Robin Munn rmunn at
Thu Feb 19 18:22:06 CET 2004

Peter Hansen <peter at> wrote:
> Tony Meyer wrote:
>> > > Thanks, everyone. Also, I'd really like to know how to remove the
>> > > lowest number from the sequence.
>> > Now this really sounds like homework.
>> OT, but if you were a teacher assigning homework like this, wouldn't you
>> read c.l.p to see which of your students asked the homework questions?  (Or
>> at the least, google through the list when the homework is handed in?)
> Given that most people, and almost always those posting questions about
> homework or how-to-write-spamsoft, either use fake email addresses, or 
> hide behind cute "handles" and generic web-mail accounts, there's little chance
> that a professor will actually be able to match the request with an
> actual student, I would think.

Oh, I can think of one way: make another fake E-mail address (or a rea
but pseudonymous Hotmail account) and answer the student's request on
Usenet, giving a full and complete solution that happens to be
deliberately wrong. Then see if the student even bothers to test the
answer they copy and paste.

Robin Munn
rmunn at

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